Originally Posted by Wannabeknowitall
Interesting comment. The thing is people seem to want that "cliche and soppy effort" from her downbeat ex. Someone is keeping Nick Lachey at number one on The Billboard Dance Airplay charts. He's been holding off Madonna for two weeks now. Do you know how impossible that is to do especially now from someone who isn't a dance artist?
I just don't agree with the choice. She made an awful choice on her last album by making "Sweetest Sin" her first single. This is even a worse choice especially when "Fired Up" was suppose to be her first single.
Unlike most others, I don't buy into Nick Lachey's soppy, cliche-ridden marketing campaign. Of course, he has every right to deal with the divorce in his own way, but making (and profiting from) a song about it doesn't look as if he's "hurting" as much as the lyrics suggest
It's no coincidence that before "What's Left Of Me", his solo "career" was virtually non-existent, yet after the divorce and the huge publicity surrounding it, he's suddenly the more popular half of the 'Newlyweds' and is finding support from every corner.
Now, ever since the break-up, Jessica's been copping most of the backlash. She's been labelled with every imagineable insult possible, ranging from "slut" and "bimbo" to "gold digger" and ever other word that suggests she's responsible for the divorce. I guess being blonde, tanned and beautiful is a trait to be ashamed of these days
But the important fact remains and can't be changed: Jessica has talent
and can sing well
. Even when she's hit with sub-par songs to record with, her voice can make them sound half-decent. Nick, OTOH, needs excellent records and a very talented team of musicians if he hopes to sustain his singing career - his "talent" is invisible compared to Jessica and because of that, he needs a lot of support to compensate for it.